Presidents at the White House today
May 31st, 2012
08:12 AM ET

Presidents at the White House today

Thursday two former presidents, two former first ladies, the current president and the current first lady (phew) will be in the White House for the unveiling of the official portrait of George W. Bush. The two Presidents Bush will be attending but WH spokesman Jay Carney Wednesday didn't think that talk of politics would dominate the presidents time together. At the briefing saying, "[T]here is so much shared experience between so far the men and one day the men and women who hold this office that there is much to talk about that is - that they hold in common. So there's not a lot of need to talk about where they - where they differ."

The presidents and first ladies will have lunch in the Red Room which is closed press. The unveiling is in the East Room at 1:25 ET.

Full schedule after the jump

9:00AM Pool Call Time

9:30AM THE PRESIDENT and THE VICE PRESIDENT receive the Presidential Daily Briefing. Oval Office

12:10PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY meet for lunch with Former President George W. Bush, Former First Lady Laura Bush, President George H.W. Bush, Former First Lady Barbara Bush and family members. Red Room

1:25PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY welcome Former President George W. Bush and Former First Lady Laura Bush for the official unveiling of their portraits; THE VICE PRESIDENT, Former President George H.W. Bush and Former First Lady Barbara Bush will also attend. East Room

3:00PM THE PRESIDENT meets with Secretary Geithner. Oval Office

Briefing Schedule:
11:30AM Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney


Topics: Daily Schedule

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Fred

    Which day does Obama review and update his drone kill list with his campaign manager??

    May 31, 2012 at 9:46 am |
  2. Presidents

    Since 9/11, the United States government has set up national security systems that function not under the Constitution, not under the Geneva Conventions, not under the rule of law, not under the rules of war, not under federal law, but under a new secret system crafted by the Bush administration and personally directed by Obama, the same Obama who condemned these rules as senator and then extended them as president. In the name of fighting demons in pick-up trucks and wars that Congress has never declared, the government shreds our rights, taps our cellphones, reads our e-mails, kills innocents abroad, strip searches 87-year-old grandmothers in wheelchairs and 3-year-old babies in their mothers’ arms, and offers secrecy when the law requires accountability

    May 31, 2012 at 11:20 am |
    • Mark Glicker

      Amazing how cozy the left and right are when they get together.

      May 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm |